Hiking Boots & Shoes
Learn More About Hiking Boots & Shoes
Ready for the Trail: Shop Hiking Boots
Take on the trek in the right pair of men’s hiking boots.
Backcountry adventurers and off-road runners alike can find the right footwear for the trail at DICK’S Sporting Goods. Discover rugged hiking boots, mid-cut shoes and trail-running footwear—all crafted for traction, stability and comfort.
The right technical features provide performance in the great outdoors. Traction-optimized outsoles grip uneven terrain, while waterproof uppers shield against chill and moisture. Compression-molded insoles improve gait and enhance comfort. Browse the full collection:
Explore trail shoes and hiking boots from popular brands, including Merrell®, KEEN® and Columbia®.
Think about your outing—where do you plan to hike and what will the conditions be like?
Light hiking boots are geared toward novice and intermediate hikers. Think one to two-day hikes with a simple day pack carrying only essentials. These boots are constructed for a lightweight, flexible fit with minimal support. Uppers consist of both mesh and leather for breathability added comfort. Opt for a low-cut hiking boot or sneaker-inspired design.
Technical hiking boots are built for experienced hikers trekking on a multi-day hike over a variety of terrains. These boots are outfitted with maximum support, full-grain uppers and added cushioning.
Keep in mind the added details you need to make the most of your excursion. Shanks, located in the midsole of your boot, offer added stability and support. A gusseted tongue prevents debris from penetrating your shoe. And you can customize your footwear with removable footbeds or insoles.
Think about your shoe construction when making your selection:
Upper: A full-grain leather upper is supportive, durable and waterproof. Suede uppers offer more flexibility and breathability on the trail, but not as much support and weather protection as a full-grain leather. Suede is not waterproof, but can be treated for water resistance.
Midsole: The midsole of your boot disperses weight to provide stability. The midsole can be composed of a variety of materials. Compression-molded EVA, or Ethyl Vinyl Acetate foam, offer a lightweight fit. Materials including TRP and polyurethane are lightweight, comfortable and deliver adequate shock absorption.
Outsole: Hiking boot outsoles are construction of rubber and offer added traction when hiking over a variety of surfaces. Lugs or treads help increase traction—but remember, the deeper they are, the heavier your boot will feel.
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